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CDS Names New Volleyball Coach
Posted 05/22/2018 08:35PM

Spencer Hilland Named Head Volleyball Coach

Baker Mabry, CDS Athletic Director is pleased to announce that Spencer Hilland has been named the new volleyball head coach. "I am excited to have a coach of Spencer's caliber take over our volleyball program. He brings great enthusiasm and will continue to build upon the success that our program has enjoyed over the last few years. Spencer has assembled a world class staff that has coached at the highest levels. I am confident that with his leadership, our program will continue to be one of the best in the area and in the state." 

Spencer Hilland I am extremely excited to become a part of the rich volleyball heritage at CDS. I cannot wait to meet all the girls and get started on helping them build their program.  I truly believe we have a great opportunity in front of us.  I'm looking forward to working with everyone in the Athletic Department and want to thank those involved in the hiring process. Thanks to my wife Stephanie & the rest of my family for letting me pursue my passion. See you in the gym. Go Patriots!

Spencer Hilland is originally from New York where he played High School Volleyball at Bethlehem Central and Boy’s Club Volleyball for CD Select and 518 Volleyball Club. Spencer went on to play Men’s Division III College Volleyball at The Sage Colleges in Albany, NY from 2011-2013. While at Sage, he helped lead the Gators to the 2013 ECAC Men’s North Volleyball Championships and was honored with the ECAC Most Outstanding Player Award. All three seasons, he was awarded with Skyline All-Conference Team honors. In 2011 and 2012, he was named The Sage College Men’s Volleyball Gator of the Year.

While still in college, Spencer competed in the USA Men’s Open Nationals. He won a Gold Medal in the B Division in 2013 and a Bronze Medal in the BB Division in 2011. Spencer recently played for the Men’s Florida PVL (Professional Volleyball League) Wave Indoor Pro team (2015 and 2016). He is also active in the beach volleyball scene here in Tampa and around Florida.

Spencer has over six years of coaching experience. He has coached both boys' and girls' high school volleyball back in New York. Spencer is also a USA Volleyball Certified Official and Line Judge. Since moving to the sunshine state, he has coached for Tampa Elite (three years) and this year was his first year with OTVA OTElite. Additionally, he began to coach beach volleyball for SandLife Volleyball.

Spencer has an associate’s degree in Independent Studies from Hudson Valley Community College and bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from The Sage Colleges. He is an Elementary Physical Education Teacher for Pasco County Schools. He lives in Carrollwood with his wife, Coach Stephanie, and their two dogs, Axl and Alice, and two cats, Lynyrd and Skynyrd.

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